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Neurobiology and Anatomy, MD-MS

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #171 (QS) , NY,
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has a long and enduring history of training physician-scientists interested in academic careers that combine teaching, clinical medicine, and research. 

About

This five-year Program adds an additional year of study, research and teaching experience to the medical curriculum, culminating in a Master of Science Degree (MS) in Neurobiology and Anatomy that is conferred along with the MD degree upon graduation.

This institution has a an enduring history of training physician-scientists interested in academic careers that combine teaching, clinical medicine, and research, or similarly broad careers in industry or government. As part of a broad initiative to establish an Academic Research Track (ART) within the medical school curriculum, the Department of Neuroscience offers an MD-MS Program in Medical Neurobiology. This five-year Program adds an additional year of study, research and teaching experience to the medical curriculum, culminating in a Master of Science Degree (MS) in Neurobiology and Anatomy that is conferred along with the MD degree upon graduation.

The overall goal of the Program is to engage students in academically oriented training early in their medical education. This in turn will prepare them for comparably oriented residencies and fellowships that will ultimately lead toward faculty positions in US medical schools as physician-scientist-educators and leaders of the future. Further, the MD-MS path is designed to seamlessly extend into an MD-PhD for those so inclined. Nearly half of our past students have taken this route, all as a result of their MS year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics & Prof Integrity in Research 
  • Graduate Journal Club
  • Master's Research
  • Teaching Tutorial

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • The online application 
  •  Statement of Purpose
  • Uploaded copy of transcript(s) to online application.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE Scores 
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores
  • Payment of the $60.00 application fee
  • The following programs require a writing sample: Clinical Investigation, Epidemiology, Health Services Research and Policy, Medical Humanities, Public Health. Otherwise, research papers, publications and other original works, as well as resumes and CVs may also be submitted for consideration, but are not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1654 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1654 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1654 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1654 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Rochester

  • 925 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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